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Building Online: Tamper Resistant Electrical Outlets Required For US New Homes
Building Online article says effective January 1, 2008, all 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere electrical receptacles in US new residential construction must be tamper-resistant receptacles that have built-in shutter systems that prevent foreign objects from touching electrically live components when they're inserted into the slots.

ESFI: Resource Site For Tamper Resistant Receptacles
Electrical Safety Foundation International have launched a website in response to concerns over electrical receptacle-related injury. It offers information on tamper-resistant receptacles and child safety. It provides information on products, emerging provincial code requirements, safety education, and statistics.
Procedures

Fine Homebuilding: Changing 220v Receptacle To 110v
Fine Homebuilding Q & A describes how to change a 220 volt receptacle to a 110 volt.

JLC: Upgrading Old Two Prong Ungrounded Outlets
Journal of Light Construction Q & A describes how to upgrade old two-prong ungrounded outlets.

JLC: Upgrading To Three-Prong Outlets
Journal of Light Construction says in an older house wired with BX cable, the original two-prong outlets may be able to be upgraded to three-prong grounded outlets.
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